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Wednesday, October 24

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• An explosive device was discovered at Hillary and Bill Clinton’s home, while another one addressed to former President Obama was intercepted in Washington, DC.

• The Time Warner Center in Manhattan has been evacuated after reports of a suspicious device.

• Officials say someone in South Carolina has won the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

IN QUEENS
• Hamilton Beach’s volunteer fire department now has a new tool to deal with flooding.

• Court Square will get a new school and open space as part of a deal.

• The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) and the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce are hosting a business card exchange this afternoon.

SUBWAY STATUS
• There is no elevator access at 34 St-Hudson Yards because of NYPD activity outside the station. Consider using alternative stations if you require ADA accessibility.

• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside.

• J and M train service has resumed following earlier track maintenance along those lines.

• Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Pwky, Ditmas Av, Avenue I, Bay Pwky, Avenue N and Avenue P.

• Downtown B and D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W4 St-Washington Sq.

• Downtown B and Q trains run at a slower speed in the area of 7 Av.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 37 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 39 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 23 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 36 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Rangers (3-5-1) topped the Florida Panthers, 5-2.

• The Islanders (3-4) host the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (1-3) take their talents to Miami to face the Heat at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (1-2) head to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Giants have traded cornerback Eli Apple to the Saints as the sell-off begins.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana’s iconic tiara to a palace banquet.

• Megyn Kelly has issued an apology for defending blackface on ‘Today’.

•Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino will report to prison in 2019.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – A series of suspicious roadblocks threaten to delay the opening of the speakeasy, so Veronica enlists the help of Cheryl, Toni, Reggie, Kevin and Josie to ensure opening night goes off without a hitch.

• SEAL Team (CBS, 9PM) – ravo Team is in Mumbai to rescue a U.S. Foreign Service officer being held hostage by radicals who attacked the city. Also, Jason reevaluates his parenting style and finds a way to connect with his kids.

• A Million Little Things (ABC, 10PM) – Gary attempts to plan a romantic date with Maggie with the intentions of getting her to open up about a secret she has been hiding.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Bodyguard Season 1 – A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.

• HULU: Rec – A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Illusionist – In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple and Samsung were fined for slowing down phones with updates.

• Uber plans to begin drone deliveries for food by 2021.

• Cathay Pacific Airways said data for 9.4 million passengers was breached.

#TRENDINGNY
• #DoDamage

• Halloween

• Clintons

• Secret Service

• #WasteItOnMe

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – 2BR in Hyde Park Apartments w/ low maintenance of $888 includes all utilities.  Renovated EIK & bath, 5 closets & large walk-in closet, 24 hr security, on-site laundry & storage facility.  Windows in every room. Asking $299,000. Sotheby’s International Real Estate

• For Rent – Glendale – Bright And Beautiful Two Bedroom Apartment Features Spacious Rooms, Brand New Kitchen, And Deck For Enjoying Nice Weather! Great Glendale/Ridgewood Location Convenient To Transportation And All The Amenities Of Myrtle Avenue. Asking $1,800/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Maspeth – 5 to 7 p.m. – Business Card Exchange. RSVP. Connolly’s Corner, 71-15 Grand Ave.

• St. Albans – 6 p.m. – Landmarks Preservation Commission hosts information session on preservation grant program. Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

• LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – EDC hosts Sunnyside Yard public meeting. LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

• Arverne – 6:30 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio, Councilman Donovan Richards participate in town hall meeting. PS/MS 42, 488 Beach 66th St.

• St. Albans – 7 p.m. – Department of Finance, State Senator Leroy Comrie host homeowners and tenants enrollment event. Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – International Affairs Commissioner Abeywardena speaks at premiere of film “3100: Run and Become.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Queens Village – 7 p.m. – 105th Precinct Community Council meeting. 92-08 222nd St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

October 31st, 2018 at 3:45 pm

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